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Edward Spannaus (#47461360)
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Bio Photo Edward Wise Spannaus of Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, is Vice-president of the Lovettsville Historical Society, and is a Trustee of the Lovettsville Union Cemetery Company.
My ancestors on my mother's side were 18th century emigrants from the Palatinate who first came to Pennsylvania and then Maryland; on my father's side they were 19th century emigrants from Thuringen and also from north Germany, who first came to Wisconsin and Minnesota.
I have been married to Nancy Ellen Bradeen since 1968; her Bradeen ancestors of Maine, arrived in Massachusetts around 1650, and worked in the famous Saugus iron works.

In the Spring of 2012, I was involved in organizing the 150th Anniversary Reunion of Loudoun Ranger descendants. The Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers were the only military unit from Confederate Virginia to fight with the United States Army in the Civil War. In the course of this, Jen Snoots and I were able to add many more burials to her Loudoun Ranger virtual cemetery, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=45269
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Mary S
Date of Death - Rachel Means
Ancestry show DC death record for Rachel A. Means, widowed, born 1833 Virginia and died 04 Jan 1916 in District of Columbia, USA.
Added by Mary S on Jul 03, 2015 7:05 PM
Mary S
Birthdate of Rachel A. Bond Means
The 1860 USA Census shows Rachel A. Means age 26, born in Waterford, Loudon, Virginia; married to Samuel C. Means.
Added by Mary S on Jul 03, 2015 6:59 PM
TIMOTHY D MARVIN
RE: Loudoun Rangers
Thank You, My wife and I look forward to hearing from you. I still find this pocket of union supporters a curiosity. But I remember hearing about an area in one of the Carolina's which also held a substantial presence of Union supporters. We appreciate your efforts as a trustee of this cemetery too.

Tim and Bonnie Marvin (Bonnie's mother is a Harrison)
Added by TIMOTHY D MARVIN on May 19, 2015 7:41 PM
TIMOTHY D MARVIN
Loudoun Rangers
Thank you for your work on the Loudoun Rangers. I am researching my wife's Harrison family, and just discovered the Find A Grave memorial for James William Harrison. What an interesting situation for these families to fight for the Union cause! My wife descends from a brother of this James W Harrison, named Lewis Cornelius Harrison. I just discovered that Lewis also provided a brief service for the Union cause, enlisting in Maryland, 3 April 1865 @ age 20. I have to wonder if another Loudoun Ranger, Thomas W Harrison is a near relative of these brothers. The photo/sketch which Jen Snoots provided of James William Harrison has the appearance of a possible Mulatto ancestry. My wife is waiting for her DNA results. It may suggest some more idea of the racial sentiments of this Harrison family. There is some suggestion that these Harrison's have a connection to the 2 US presidents. Tim Marvin timothymarvin@att.net
Added by TIMOTHY D MARVIN on May 15, 2015 4:23 PM
SLGMSD
RE: Capt Simon Elliott Chamberlin
This article in The Washington Post mentions a descendant, who is also a historian. You might be able to track him down by contacting the reporter who wrote both stories.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/book-gives-details-of-civil-war-in-loudoun/2011/05/11/AF5MIz4G_story.html

and here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64107-2004Nov19.html
Added by SLGMSD on Feb 22, 2014 8:05 PM
SLGMSD
Capt Simon Elliott Chamberlin
Find A Grave Memorial# 45732733

The date of birth you submitted: May 8 1834 has been changed from May to June.

Two sources have June as the month of birth:

THE CHAMBERLAIN ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA REPORT OF ANNUAL MEETINGS HELD IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, IN 1908, 1909 AND 1910 WITH MEMORIAL SKETCHES OF MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

and Captain Chamberlin's obituary in The Evening Star Tuesday, April 21, 1908.
Added by SLGMSD on Feb 20, 2014 2:58 PM
Michael Smuda
RE: Spannaus photos
There are a couple of photo volunteers that are trying to photograph all of the known sites for Woodland Cemetery. We are currently at 47% covered. Photographing the mausoleum was part of that effort.

Glad you are pleased with the results.

Michael
Added by Michael Smuda on Feb 06, 2014 8:43 PM
Carol
RE: John Hite home
Thank you!!! Carol
Added by Carol on Jan 17, 2014 8:50 PM
Carol
John Hite home
Thank you for adding the photo of John Hite's home to Find A Grave. May I have your permission to add it to my John Hite Ancestry file? I will gladly add your name as credit. I appreciate your considering my request. Carol Willis
Added by Carol on Jan 17, 2014 10:29 AM
Donald Kirkpatrick
RE: Alma Payne
Thank you. I have removed the request. Thank you.
Added by Donald Kirkpatrick on Dec 03, 2013 9:37 AM
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